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purchase

[ pur-chuhs ]
/ 藞p蓽r t蕛蓹s /
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verb (used with object), pur路chased, pur路chas路ing.
verb (used without object), pur路chased, pur路chas路ing.
to buy something.
noun
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Origin of purchase

before 1150; (v.) Middle English purchasen<Anglo-French purchacer to seek to obtain, procure (Old French pourchacier), equivalent to pur- (<Latin pr艒pro1) + chacer to chase1; (noun) Middle English <Anglo-French purchas (Old French porchas), derivative of the v.

synonym study for purchase

1. See buy.

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British Dictionary definitions for purchase

purchase
/ (藞p蓽藧t蕛瑟s) /

verb (tr)
noun

Derived forms of purchase

purchaser, noun

Word Origin for purchase

C13: from Old French porchacier to strive to obtain, from por- for + chacier to chase 1
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